I have always loved Vlad in the "Night Huntress" series, and was looking forward to a whole book of Vlad. Having said that, I was kinda disappointed in the book, because a small amount of Vlad seems to be better. He's very witty, and mysterious in the "Night Huntress" series, and unattached (which makes him so much sexier). This book seems to couple him up; like Ms. Frost has done with her other mysterious characters, thus making them less appealing. Part of what made the "Night Huntress" series so much fun has been her characters, and the interaction between Cat and Bones, and Cat's appeal to Bones' buddies. So, much of that has been lost in the series now, that I'm afraid "Night Huntress" will have to be put to rest.
Anyway, this book is typical of the rest of the books, and is very enjoyable for light listening. Never too scary, and has it's amusing times. Very predictable, and is trying to start a new series, which seems so much like the "Night Huntress" series, just with a change of leading characters. Loved that Tavia Gilbert was the narrator, cause she does such a good job with the "Night Huntress" novels, that I would have hated to get used to a different Vlad voice.
This one does leave you hanging, so be ready for the next installment. Trouble is that it's told by the leading lady of the book, so figure she's there to stay. Was called a Night Prince novel, but was more of a Layla novel. Would have liked to have seen Vlad as the first person of the series; raising havoc, and breaking hearts. As it is, we have another Cat type character, dominating the show.
I am a huge fan of Ms. Frost's work. Her writing never gets old or repeats itself. I was wishing I put off this book until she produced a few so I can go immediately into the next book. I however cannot resist. Tavia is a wonderful narrator and can deliver a story to perfection. I have to admit I got a little giddy when Bones and Cat made a small cameo but I wish that they had more time in the book but I guess this is Vlad's story and not theirs.
I loved the story line between the two characters and how the female characters are always strong confident women who drive to take a challenge on and don't feel they need to be the damsel in distress. All of her books deserve 5 stars
I liked Frost's books before Audible but Tavia Gilbert's performance puts everything she does over the top. I look forward to more...more...more
The only thing I am hating about this book is that the 2nd in the series isn't released yet... (Bah!) Thinking about having to wait almost 2 months until book 2 is released, Kills Me.
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This is a great action story with a really great romance blooming all throughout. The narrator did a great job adding to the story as well. I love that the lead male character has his own mind and doesn't sell himself out just to get the girl like so many other romances. I can't wait to see where their relationship goes in the next book. Although it isn't an epic romance, it ranks pretty high up on my list of great reads.
As far as the author goes, I read the first 8 chapters of Night Huntress and hated every last bit of it - I just couldn't read another word of that book. Bones was nice, but Kat just grated on my last nerve. Thankfully reviews for "Once Burned" overrode my inclination to skip reading another Jeaniene Frost book.
I'm relieved the author went a different direction with a female lead who isn't such a dominate wreck as Kat was in Night Huntress. The author has completely redeemed herself in my eyes. Well done in writing "Once Burned" Jeaniene!
I love Jeaniene Frost, but this story isn't as good as the others. Is this going to be its own series? It kind of stumped me a bit here and there. The reader did a great job though. :)
Yes and No. I liked the story, but not Tavia Gilbert.
Her "voice" for Cat and Leila are the same and I found it very distracting. As I listened to the story, I keep thinking why is Cat getting involved with Vlad? I think Tavia is perfect for the "Cat and Bones" books, but I not for "Night Prince Series".
I hope Audible finds a different Narrator for the remainder of the "Night Prince Series".
Believer in what you can't see
No, I found the plot a little tedious. I loved Vlad but the female charater was a little annoying. She seem not get what was happening around her.
I think without the Narrator the story would have been flatter than it was as an audiobook
Yes, only to find out what happens to the couple
Woman, 33 years old, Attornay at Law, DK. In order for a book to be truly great, it must inspire, intreague and a keep me up till dawn.
Well, if you are into light housewifeporn, this is just the thing. I myself seek the fantasy romance novells, so I must say, that I was a bit surprised... I choose the book due to its supernatural elements, but I soon discovered, that the supernatural elements were just a nice way of hiding the real content of the book (read sex and the word "thrust" a lot). I am not saying it is bad, but if it is love and happy ever-after stories you seek, this is not the place to look.
Never listened to any
This book has a much better story line than Fifty Shades of Grey, in my opinion. I am looking forward to the next book
Pretty high up. It is a light Urban fantasy book, nothing deep, pure entertainment, but that's how I like my audiobooks.
The night huntresss series. Simply because it has the same author, involves some of the same people (vampires) and because the suspense and the content is quite the same.
Nope, none of the above, but it kept me listening. A good action-driven story, that's what it is, plain and simple